I have this need. I want to create an exact copy of an existing website and place it in a subdomain as an archive.
This site is now under version control and I want to keepGitHistory, but also deployed it to the new GitHub repository, so I can deploy it separately, and now both sites can do things as they want.
The website is a Hugo website, so I just copied the website folder to a separate folder, which is local.
So, I entered the replication site folder in the terminal, and then I ran
git remote -v
this listed the existing GitHub repository as the “origin” remote.
git remote rm origin
This removed the origin remote, so running
git remote -vdidn’t return anything any more.
Now since I use GitHub Desktop I just dragged the folder in that app, and I was able to create a new, different GitHub repository from there.
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